Contrasting Concerns for Older Adults: Virus and Isolation Both Carry Risks

“Loneliness can be worse than obesity, alcoholism, or smoking. We consider it our epidemic.” — Ann Sutton Burke   What can older adults and those who love them do, when isolation from COVID-19 and the need for socialization come into conflict? Though we know that socialization plays a role in everyone’s health, no matter the Read more about Contrasting Concerns for Older Adults: Virus and Isolation Both Carry Risks[…]

Avoiding Dementia Is Not Purely a Matter of Genetics; Tips for Better Brain Health

Brain health is something most people tend to take for granted. When brains are functioning as they should, the average person does not think about ways to improve or avoid harming our brains. Yet, when a problem with cognitive skills or memory develops, many wish they had known more about brain health techniques. According to Read more about Avoiding Dementia Is Not Purely a Matter of Genetics; Tips for Better Brain Health[…]

Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month

In December of 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the month of February as American Heart Month. In his remarks, he exhorted Americans “to give heed to the nationwide problem of the heart and blood-vessel diseases, and to support the programs required to bring about its solution.” Much has changed since Johnson’s stark call-to-action heightened Read more about Take Steps to Boost Heart Health this American Heart Month[…]

Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members

During the holiday season, many of us visit or are visited by our aging parents or relatives—often for the first time in months. Having awareness about specific changes in older adults that might be cause for concern is knowledge that can benefit all involved. This year, when gathering with your family for Chanukah or other Read more about Home for the Holidays: What to Look for with Older Adult Family Members[…]

Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better

As adults age, their interests, priorities, and eating habits change—and so do their nutritional needs. The core principles of a healthy diet remain the same at 25 or 85: people need a balance of nourishing foods to enable them to look and feel their best. Eating a well-balanced diet can help people maintain a healthy Read more about Stay Energized! How to Eat Healthy at 60 and Better[…]

Lack of Mobility, Knowledge of Food Resources Contribute to Improper Nutrition in Older Adults

Lack of proper nutrition can cause a snowball effect of challenges for those 60 and older, yet according to National Council on Aging, one in every six older adults cannot meet their nutritional needs. National Nutrition Month in March is an opportunity to evaluate the important role diet plays in the lives of older adults, Read more about Lack of Mobility, Knowledge of Food Resources Contribute to Improper Nutrition in Older Adults[…]